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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 22nd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

6 Conditions That Nerve Blocks Can Treat Dec 1st, 2020

The root of all your pain is … your brain? Any pain that you feel is caused by signals sent to your brain from your body and those signals are transmitted along your nerves.  Think about when you touch a hot pan by accident. Your brain receives pain signals and...

What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Nov 11th, 2020

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) describes an array of painful conditions that affect the extremities. CRPS symptoms are chronic, lasting more than six months at a time.  Medical specialists and researchers don’t fully understand how CRPS works, but there are treatments that have proven effective. The nervous system is an...

The Many Benefits of Walking Oct 15th, 2020

Adding 30 minutes of walking, five times a week, is the easiest way to prevent or slow the progress of a wide range of health conditions, and a simple routine that’s accessible to an equally wide range of people. Dr. Christopher J Charbonnet and the team at Foothill Pain Management...

The Best Treatment Options for Neuropathy Sep 2nd, 2020

Neuropathy is a common condition — around 20 million Americans live with pain and other symptoms caused by nerve damage. Depending on the type of nerve affected, you can experience symptoms, including: Increased sensitivity to touch or pain Burning, tingling, numbness, or stabbing pain, especially in the hands, arms, legs,...

How Pain Management Can Relieve Your Symptoms and Brighten Your Life Aug 13th, 2020

Having a headache or general aches and pains once in a while is one thing, but living with chronic pain is something else entirely. It can disrupt your life, keep you from doing things you enjoy, and even stop you from spending time with family and friends. Living in pain...

What Types of Injuries Does Workers’ Compensation Cover? Jul 20th, 2020

Getting injured at work is often an area of concern for employees. But you shouldn’t worry. Injuries happen, and employees are protected by local, state, and federal laws and often have access to workers’ compensation (or workers’ comp). California alone has recorded more than 13,000 claims in the first half...

When Epidural Steroid Injections are the Best Solution for Your Chronic Back Pain Jun 30th, 2020

Most Americans experience a bout of back pain at some point in their lives. For many, however, back pain is a chronic issue that diminishes the quality of life Back pain that lasts more than a few weeks can seriously impact your overall well-being and interfere with the ability to...